I love Disney and I love reading the DIS Boards. I've been reading them since 2003 and I finally got the nerve to attempt a pre-trip report. So here goes........be gentle. A little back story: My family has lived in Oregon since 1997. My husband and I grew up in California and got to experience Disneyland through out our childhood. I soon realized that I need to introduce my children to Disneyland so they could experience the same magic that we did. So our first family trip was for 1 day in 1998, then 4 days in 2005, 5 days in 2009, and 7 days in 2012! On To Our Current Trip: My Oldest DD17 is graduating this year. She approached me one day and said...."Mom I want to go to GradNite at Disneyland!" My first thought was ...we live in Oregon your school doesn't do that My second thought...there must be a away...after all it is Disney Me being an extra cool mom and of course looking for any reason to go to the LAND started to do some research. First Stop....DIS Boards! I recalled reading about the Y.E.S. programs and individuals being able to participate (compliments of the DIS). So, I thought why not and shot and e-mail to Disney Youth. I explained to them our situation (being unfortunately far from Disney) and that I would hate for a few kids to miss out on GradNite. They agreed and granted us permission to attend GradNite The Planning Begins: We were approved for GradNite on May 18th YEAH! So, it's me and DD17. DD17:Mom wouldn't it be great to introduce Disney to my poor unfortunate friend who has lived in Oregon her whole life (aka my honorary 3rd child? Me: Why yes it would! The Snowball Begins: Now it's DD17, DDBFF18 and me. Fly down, one night at free hotel room (reward nights) GradNite and home. DD14: Mom I want to go! Me: Why not? Hmmm she'll need a ride buddy! Oh no! My poor 12 year old Nephew has never been to Disneyland and his 13th birthday is the day before we leave. Oh my! After a few phone calls and one very happy little boy we have a new plan. Five people, fly down, two nights at free hotel room (reward nights) GradNite, 1 day at Disneyland and home. But wait there's more!